Luckley House School’s mission, vision and ethos define its foundational purposes, current aims and objectives, and character, respectively.
The mission is a fundamental statement of intent. Although unchanging in principle, its expression will need to be updated periodically. The vision is how the School’s mission is interpreted and put into effect at the present time. As objectives are realised and circumstances change, the vision will, similarly, need to be refashioned. The ethos describes the School’s personality in familiar terms and will, again, need to be articulated afresh from time to time.
The mission is to provide a Christian education for boys and girls of secondary school age, both day pupils and boarders, characterised by academic excellence, a rich and diverse range of opportunity, aspiration and enthusiasm for life, and generosity of spirit.
Luckley House School is designated Church of England, Evangelical under the Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No.2) Order 2004 and is closely linked with Church Society.
Luckley House is built on the foundations of love and service and aims to equip pupils to live their lives well.
Luckley House School welcomes pupils from all faith backgrounds and none, believing that its Christian ethos provides the best possible basis and context for developing their gifts and abilities, their stature as individuals, and their characters as responsible members of society.
Our vision is for pupils to grow into maturity intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually, to become capable and influential young people, and to be equipped to live their lives to the full.
In particular, the School aims to:
- Enable pupils to reach their potential within a secure and caring community, equipping them with the qualifications, skills, and attributes they need to succeed in a global and ever-changing world.
- Promote high aspirations generally and academic excellence in particular.
- Provide an education that extends beyond the academic curriculum, offering a wide range of intellectual, cultural, and sporting activities.
- Encourage independence of thought, intellectual curiosity, ambition, and resilience.
- Foster self-discipline, self-confidence, mutual respect, and cooperation.
- Value the worth, dignity, and contributions of each member of the school community in an atmosphere of friendship and trust.
- Know and support pupils individually.
In support of these aims, the following objectives will govern the School’s operation and development:
- The School’s academic programme will be centred on the National Curriculum and reflect the ability range of pupils. It will be both demanding and encouraging, stretching the most able and gifted, and supporting those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, as appropriate.
- Pupils will be prepared for national and international examinations, but these will be augmented by opportunities to go well beyond syllabuses within such things as a scholars’ programme, academic societies, and the broader co-curricular enrichment programme. There will be an emphasis on encouraging academic excellence and developing pupils’ wider talents particularly within the creative and performing arts and sport.
- Sport, music and drama will be integral to the School’s overall curriculum offering opportunities at all levels of ability and interest.
- Emphasis will be laid on fostering a sense of community, self-confidence, and a commitment to the well-being of others made effective through opportunities both to lead and to serve.
- Teaching staff will be appointed who are well qualified and appropriately experienced. Their professional development, and creating and promoting an aspiration towards excellence, will be of central importance.
- The very best teaching facilities will be developed across the full spectrum of the curriculum.
- We will work with parents to create fruitful partnerships in support of the School’s educational aims, and with current and former parents, alumni, and other friends of the School to promote its development.
- As an expression of the School’s commitment to service, we will seek to be involved in local community activities and more widely, thereby contributing to the well-being of others.